Meet up

JavaScript: the Grumpy Parts

Thursday, 24th June, Online Meetup

This meetup was organised by Skills Matter Online Meetups in June 2021


This Thursday's Matter is...JavaScript.

We are very excited to be joined by Microsoft MVP and friend of Skills Matter, Rob Richardson who will be pulling back the covers on JavaScript to explore how a few key features of the language actually work.

Thursday's Matter is a virtual meetup on the topics that truly matter to today's developers. Join us Thursdays when we'll be joined by an expert from around the globe to explore topics such as functional languages, mobile development, agile methodologies and machine learning.

THE FORMAT A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session.

JavaScript: The Grumpy Parts

We love JavaScript, but we must admit: it's weird.

Why does this behave as it does? How does variable scope work? Why do we have such comical behavior when comparing mixed types? Let's pull back the covers of these scenarios, and learn how it truly works. You may find a new reason to fall in love with JavaScript.

This session demystifies a lot of JavaScript weirdness. Why does it do it this way? Let's think like the compiler and figure it out. We look at declaring (and not declaring) variables at various scopes, this and how to control it with apply, bind, and =>, we look at the JavaScript event loop, and marshaling between promises and async/await (spoiler: no need to).

This will be a very interactive session where attendees get to think through each example.

Rob Richardson

Rob Richardson is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, React and Vue. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development.

Who's coming?

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